Happy Halloween Everyone!!! I just love this time of year don’t you? Scary movies, dressing up in costumes, crisp October night air and the excuse to eat all the candy corn I desire. In case you didn’t know today is National Candy Corn Day. I just love Candy Corn and my favorite way to eat it is mixed with Salted Peanuts. It’s the perfect combination of Salty and Sweet.
About a week ago I was munching on this tasty snack mix at work delivering cookie dough to a school. That’s when I got to thinking about making a Candy Corn and Peanut Butter Cookie.
For the cookie base I used my Grandmothers peanut butter cookie recipe then I added in about ½ cup of salted Cocktail Peanuts and ½ cup of Candy Corn. I add half the candy corn to the cookie dough and then the rest to the top of the cookie after they have baked about half way. Salty & Sweet these Cookies just can’t be Beat!
I hope everyone has a Safe and Happy Halloween!!!
Candy Corn & Salted Peanut, Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 2 Dozen Cookies
1 Cup of Flour
½ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
¼ Teaspoon of Salt
½ Cup Brown Sugar
½ Cup Sugar
½ Cup Shortening
½ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Of Water
½ Teaspoon Vanilla
½ Cup Of Salted Peanuts
½ Cup Candy Corn (divided)
Pre-Heat Oven to 350
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, cream together sugars, and shortening. Once creamed, add in the egg, peanut butter, water and vanilla and mix until well combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the Peanuts and half the candy corn.
Roll the cookie dough into small balls then press flat with your fingers. Place the cookies on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 6 minutes, then carefully place the remaining candy corn on top of the cookies and bake for another 6-9 minutes.